NFL mock draft roundup: Results from the most recent mock drafts

25 April 2017 DRAFT Eagles News

The NFL Draft is just two days away. On that note, let’s take a look at the most recent mock drafts.

Peter King of SI.com and Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager have the Eagles taking Ohio St. cornerback Gareon Conley.

King notes to also look out for wide receiver Mike Williams and running back Christian McCaffrey as well. But, Schrager went more in depth about his selection.

“The NFL Draft is amazing, and in this simulation, I have Conley — viewed by many as the third-best defensive back at Ohio State last season — going to the Eagles. Philly would love Christian McCaffrey to fall here, but I don’t see it. Best cornerback available.”

It is clear both them think the Eagles will want to go somewhere else with their first pick, but end up addressing their biggest need because of the way the first 13 picks went.

Two analysts, Daniel Jeremiah and Doug Farrar, have the Eagles addressing their pass rush by taking Tennessee defensive end, Derek Barnett.

Jeremiah thinks that the Eagles will be tempted into taking Barnett. He says, “cornerback is the bigger need, but the Eagles cannot pass up Barnett.”

His reasoning makes sense, the Eagles said numerous times they will be taking the best player available.

Farrar’s reason is much more in-depth.

 “If there’s one thing Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has always loved in his hyper-aggressive four-man fronts, it’s pairing dominant interior linemen with the kinds of edge-rushers who have the speed and acceleration to the pocket to turn single blocks into pressures and sacks. It was a smart move to acquire veteran end Chris Long in free agency—he still has a bit of speed around the edge left in his game—but last season, Fletcher Cox was Philly’s primary pass-rusher at tackle. The Eagles have a solid rotation of ends with Long, Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry, but a Schwartz defense can always use another edge specialist.”

Barnett is personally one of my favorite players in the draft. I think he is going to end up being a better player than the unanimous first overall selection Myles Garrett.

Lastly, just one analyst, Charley Casserly, has the Eagles going offense with their first selection. He has the Eagles taking Washington WR John Ross.

In all his mock drafts, he has had the Eagles getting a wide receiver in one way of another. And, in all, his reasoning is the same. He thinks the Eagles need to give Carson Wentz a receiver to grow with.

Mock Draft Tracker (Most recent on top)

Daniel Jeremiah 5.0 NFL.com: Tennessee DE Derek Barnett

Charley Casserly 4.0 NFL.com: Washington WR John Ross

Peter Schrager 2.0 Fox Sports: Ohio St. CB Gareon Conley

Doug Farrar Bleacher Report: Tennessee DE Derek Barnett

Peter King SI.com: Ohio St. CB Gareon Conley

Matt Miller 4.0 BleacherReport.com: Florida CB Quincy Wilson

Bucky Brooks 4.0 NFL.com: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Daniel Jeremiah 4.0 NFL.com: Alabama LB Reuben Foster

Todd McShay 2.0 ESPN.com: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Mel Kiper 2.0 ESPN.com: Ohio St. CB Gareon Conley

Peter Schrager Fox Sports: Clemson WR Mike Willams

Daniel Jeremiah 3.0 NFL.com: LSU CB Tre’Davious White

Steve Palazzolo PFF.com: Stanford DE/OLB Solomon Thomas

Rob Rang 2.0, CBSSports.com: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

Brent Sobleski, Bleacher Report: Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey

Charley Casserly 2.0, NFL.com: Trade pick to Saints for Brandin Cooks

Matt Miller 2.0, Bleacher Report: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: Washington CB Sidney Jones

Daniel Jeremiah 2.0: Florida St. RB Dalvin Cook

Lance Zierlein,  NFL.com: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey

Chad Reuter, NFL.com: Ohio St. CB Marshon Lattimore

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Florida CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor

Todd McShay, ESPN: Florida CB Jalen “Teez” Tabor

Chris Burke,  SI.com: FSU RB Dalvin Cook

Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: FSU RB Dalvin Cook

Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com: Ohio St. CB Marlon Humphrey

Steve Silverman,  Bleacher Report: Michigan S Jabrill Peppers

Charley Casserly,  NFL.com: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Mel Kiper,  ESPN: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Rob Rang, CBSSports.com: WMU WR Corey Davis

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com: Washington WR John Ross

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